Hunt v. Colvin

Filing 24

REPORT AND RECOMMENDATION re 23 Stipulated MOTION to Remand filed by Carolyn W Colvin. Noting Date 3/14/2016, by Hon. Brian A Tsuchida. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order, # 2 Proposed Judgment) (AD)

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1 2 3 4 5 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT WESTERN DISTRICT OF WASHINGTON AT SEATTLE 6 7 8 TINCY LEE HUNT, Plaintiff, 9 10 v. Case No. C15-1340-RSM-BAT REPORT AND RECOMMENDATION 11 CAROLYN W. COLVIN, Commissioner of Social Security, 12 Defendant. 13 14 Plaintiff appeals the denial of his applications for disability benefits. Dkt. 3. The parties 15 stipulate the case should be reversed and remanded. Dkt. 23. The Court has considered the 16 stipulation and the record and recommends the case be REVERSED and REMANDED under 17 sentence four of 42 U.S.C. § 405(g). 18 Upon remand, the ALJ will offer the claimant a new hearing, take any further action 19 needed to complete the administrative record and issue a new decision. The ALJ will consider 20 all evidence in the record, including treatment records by Michelle Zhong, M.D.; further evaluate 21 the claimant’s residual functional capacity and, in so doing, obtain medical expert evidence and 22 reconsider the opinion evidence, including the opinions of Ann Alvarez, M.D., and Mumin 23 Dimbil, M.D.; if warranted, obtain supplemental vocational expert evidence to determine if jobs REPORT AND RECOMMENDATION - 1 1 exist in significant numbers in the national economy that the claimant can perform given her 2 limitations; and issue a new decision. 3 The parties further stipulate that Ms. Hunt will be entitled to reasonable attorney pursuant 4 to 28 U.S.C. § 2412 et seq. 5 Because the parties have stipulated the case be remanded as set forth above, the Court 6 recommends that Chief United States District Judge Ricardo S. Martinez immediately approve 7 this Report and Recommendation and order the case REVERSED and REMANDED for further 8 administrative proceedings as set forth above. A proposed order accompanies this Report and 9 Recommendation. 10 DATED this 14th day of March, 2016. 11 A 12 BRIAN A. TSUCHIDA United States Magistrate Judge 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 REPORT AND RECOMMENDATION - 2

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